50 conversations on creativity, grit and determination

50 conversations on creativity, grit and determination

Here’s a full list of every episode of my podcast Attention Engineer 2020-2021 with direct links to listen onsite or via YouTube.

“Attention Engineer” can be found on your favourite podcast platform, click here for links to the major ones.

Text versions are here – transcripts aren’t yet available for every episode, but more will be added as time goes on. I know not everyone loves the format, so I’m working to unlock the wisdom and fun from these episodes for all to enjoy!


Bonus Mini Episodes – behind the song

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I’ll Start A Fire
Black Car
Seventeen
Cancel Your Hopes
Exotic Monsters
The Only Way Out Is Through


Conversations

Ep01: Tanya Donelly on how NOT to end a career in music
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Ep02: Mark Chadwick (Levellers) on the extremist’s life
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Ep03: Ayse Hassan (Savages) on the absurdity of getting everything you thought you wanted and coming home to nothing
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Ep04: Frank Turner on the unsustainability of being an arsehole in the music industry
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Ep05: Charlotte Hatherley on how 20 years of being in a band has equipped her for the apocalypse
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Ep06: Tom Robinson on how individual audience members can change the world
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Ep07: Bec Hill on healthy jealousy and what success means in a creative life
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Ep08: Katie Harkin on how music makes the world feel porous
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Ep09: Nikesh Shukla on writing to make space for other people
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Ep10: Emma Pollock on how knocking on the wrong door led to a career in music
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Ep11: Skating Polly on the importance of dedication
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Ep12: Bright Light Bright Light on surviving as an independent artist in a genre full of gatekeepers
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Ep13: J. Willgoose, Esq. (Public Service Broadcasting) on what to do when your band has already headlined Brixton Academy
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Ep14: Sadie Dupuis (Sad13 / Speedy Ortiz) on going into a rabbithole
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Ep15: Estella Adeyeri (Big Joanie / Charmpit) on challenging assumptions and giving back to a supportive music scene
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Ep16: Nova Twins on creativity, craft and commitment
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Ep17: Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney) on finding your own power
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Ep18: Miles Hunt (The Wonder Stuff) on how Covid-19 stopped him from quitting the music business
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Ep19: Lemn Sissay MBE on the importance of kindness in a longlasting career
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Ep20: Jim Bob (Carter U.S.M.) on not knowing how things should work – and doing them anyway
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Ep21: Andrew Hung (Fuck Buttons) on losing confidence and the lifechanging power of finding your singing voice
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Ep22: Bernard Butler on sticking to his guns, staying creative and always moving forward
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Ep23: Catherine Anne Davies (The Anchoress) on aiming for 40% happiness
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Ep24: Alicia Gaines (Ganser) on making music to entertain yourself
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Ep25: Thea Gilmore (The Afterlight) on ignoring normal to build an 18 album career
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Ep26: Rat (Ned’s Atomic Dustbin) on how Miles Hunt and the YouTube sidebar led to a musical collaboration with…me!
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Ep27: Robin Ince on forging a career with “a dirty bomb of failed creativity”
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Ep28: Kat Robichaud on surviving The Voice USA to forge an independent music career
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Ep29: David Ford on his mission to be the best artist he can be
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Ep30: Rebecca Lucy Taylor (Self Esteem / Slow Club) on being an auteur, and how work’s more fun than fun
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Ep31: Liz Stokes (The Beths) on establishing creative rules for songwriting, and why she always takes a cricket bat on tour
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Ep32: Mike Batt on 50 years of writing songs, and the need for anti-gravitational brandy sauce
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Ep33: Liela Moss (The Duke Spirit) on artistic evolution – dropping the ego and practising for inner peace
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Ep34: Eliza Shaddad on picking the right size font
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Ep35: Danz CM on having fun and being weird
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Ep36: Sananda Maitreya (FKA Terence Trent D’Arby) on making a masterpiece of your life
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Ep37: Ryan Miller (Guster) on constantly throwing seeds…even if a lot of them will never sprout
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Ep38: David Brewis (Field Music) on leaning into the editing process – inspiration is overrated
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Ep39: Stephen Jones (Babybird) on surviving chart success and finding true connection with music fans
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Ep40: Laura Kidd (Penfriend) quizzed by Miles Hunt (The Wonder Stuff) on “Exotic Monsters” and always going deeper…
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Ep41: Juliana Hatfield on drawing without looking
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Ep42: Shingai (Noisettes) on finding creative freedom through generosity
-> LISTEN / YOUTUBE / READ

Ep43: Lou Barlow (Sebadoh / Dinosaur Jr / The Folk Implosion) on building a body of work…however the fuck he wants to
-> LISTEN / YOUTUBE / READ

Ep44: removed

Ep45: Mary Spender on finding a smarter route to a full-time music career and building a huge fanbase on YouTube
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Ep46: Ginger Wildheart on creating a you-sized shape in the world of music
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Ep47: Miki Berenyi (Piroshka / Lush) on celebrating a breadth of voices in music
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Ep48: Rou Reynolds (Enter Shikari) on wielding music as a tool of unity
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Ep49: Grace Petrie on connection and communion
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Ep50: Matthew Caws (Nada Surf) on giving yourself permission to be creative
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